14 Sep 2018

You Don’t Own the Music, Movies or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or iTunes

When you purchase music, movies or books from Amazon or Apple’s iTunes store, you might be under the impression that that material is yours to enjoy forever; that’s how CDs and paper books work, after all. Why rent You’ve Got Mail for $3.99 every few months when you can “own” it and watch it whenever, forever, for $9.99?

But you’d be mistaken. Anything digital is temporary, even if you clicked “purchase” rather than “rent.” One unfortunate side effect of that you won’t experience with a physical book or record: Your purchases may just disappear if licensing agreements change.

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19 Jun 2018

Amazon Echo comes to Marriott hotels

Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa will be installed in some US Marriott-owned hotels, following a partnership between the two firms.

Its functions will include ordering room service, housekeeping and providing concierge advice, the firm said.

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05 Jan 2017

Frustrated man’s Amazon delivery proves it’s crucial to always double-check your order

They say a picture paints a thousand words – and judging by the look on this moggy’s face, we’re inclined to agree.

Maybe if cats ruled the earth, the earth would be a well-oiled machine, with things done efficiently and correctly.

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08 Nov 2014

Amazon to offer delivery by mule

Seattle, WA — If you’re an Amazon.com customer, you could soon be getting your physical merchandise delivered to you by mule.

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01 Dec 2009

Fat-eating worms offer hope for obesity sufferers

Cuiabá, Brazil — Health and nutrition experts worldwide are hailing the discovery in the Amazon Rainforest of a new species of parasitic worms that thrive on animal adipose tissue, saying they could potentially revolutionize the fight against obesity in humans.

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